Thursday, October 25, 2012
As a loner most of my life, a man of independent mind, who believes in spirituality and believes that conscience is the understanding of the divine beginning which lives in all of us...
Conscience is the real judge between good and bad, conscience is what makes a person similar to God, and conscience is the greatest advantage of human nature. Without conscience there would be nothing that would raise us above the animals, and people would move from one lie to another.
Now why am I going on the way I am right now? Well its because of mass psychosis. I have often wondered if crowds or groups of people have a collective conscience as we individuals do? Do groups or crowds of people know right from wrong or do they always just behave as sheep and just go along with the flow putting their individual consciences aside, like what we do when going inside with our rubber boots in winter time.
Last night at the Ratepayers meeting, I was distressed when someone I respected accused me of being against the Ratepayers... or at least that is what someone on the street told her (or was it closer to home - someone part of the inner circle stirring up trouble?). Knowing as I do from past elections how readily and easily people buy into lies by the professional poisoners of the public mind in our community, I was alarmed. Lies are the tools of gossipers and those with evil intent to maliciously hurt others they perceive have offended them, or that they feel are a threat to them or others of their kind.
Now what gets me is not lies being told about me (I'm used to that and have developed a thick skin, so to speak) but I find it hurtful and discouraging with respect to human nature how easily people buy into this, never taking the time to reason and think things through, never mine actually investigating for themselves the truth of the matter. They just blindly buy into the lies and follow along like sheep, and believe as gospel what they have been told to believe.
In the past, I've lost election after election not because I wasn't articulate enough, a good speaker, a man of vision and passion for this community, experienced and knowledgeable, but because people bought into, without question, smears and outright lies about me. And since "elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody" I have repeatedly fell victim to the gossipers and poisoners of the public mind. People of bad conscience who successfully manipulate crowds and groups into having no conscience at all.
Resulting, at times, in the most deserving losing and the undeserving winning and ruling over us all, as wolves over sheep.
Yesterday's meeting of the Ratepayers brought the above to mind for me, as did the fact that in all likelihood the majority of people there had voted for the mayor they so vehemently detest today. Without questioning why they had voted for him in the first place? Most voted for a name not knowing the man, while not knowing or questioning to this day, I bet, why they did so?
Having attended several (if not all) of the Ratepayer meetings it amazes me as a candidate for the mayor's chair in the last election that no one has ever asked me (including the executive) to speak at these gatherings, even at times when audience members state we need a new mayor, while throwing names about of people they think should run?
Is it any wonder I am disillusioned today with the masses in this community that they would overwhelmingly vote for a name not knowing the man while not knowing why they did so? Only to begin a search again with the answer to their problems repeatedly staring them in the face? But because of gossipers and poisoners of the public mind, once again already at work repeating their dirty deeds to groups who will listen to them (who seem incapable of learning from their past mistakes), and as such, still can't think for themselves and instead must habitually follow the crowds, alleviating themselves of personal responsibility... and moral conscience.
Sometimes I think this place is another planet's hell. Or as Freud stated, "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.